Recommended Reading: Matt Taibbi on “The Worst Congress Ever”

Matt Taibbi’s new article in Rolling Stone, “The Worst Congress Ever,” is only tangentially connected to Russia. Many of you will remember as the co-founder of the Moscow expat weekly, the Exile. I always felt that Taibbi was too smart for its sophomoric antics. But I think cutting his journalistic teeth on reporting on Russia […]

The Kremlin’s Youthful Folly

Aleksandr Potkin, 30, changed his name a few years ago. The name change had a double effect. It was at once an gesture to distance himself from his past and an act of rebirth for the future. You see, until 2002, Potkin was a member of a little known nationalist group in Moscow named Pamyat […]